Because technology has become more accessible, it has become an important tool in helping people in impoverished and underserved areas. IEEE is hard at work to help such communities progress thanks to its education, funding, and mentorship programs, as described in this special report.
One initiative, for example, has members working with African entrepreneurs to bring electricity from renewable energy to their villages while creating jobs for locals. Engineers have also moved into underserved communities in Cambodia, Honduras, and Indonesia to set up companies that hire experienced local engineers to help with new projects and maintain them once aid organizations leave.
IEEE volunteers are also developing educational opportunities and programs for youth. And an IEEE section in India is teaching engineering students the skills they need to launch startups. We also highlight ways members can get involved in global causes as well as conferences that cover advances globally, what the IEEE Standards Association is doing to spread the word in emerging markets about the importance of standards, and how IEEE’s global offices are helping support the organization’s mission.
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